Biofuels Certificate Program

Technology Ed
Technology Ed

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Method:Short courses
Duration:60 Hour
Requirements:No prior experience or coursework required.
Students per class:10

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Course program

Program Description

Fuel derived from renewable resources present an attractive alternative to petroleum, with benefits ranging from reduced green house gases to reduced dependency on foreign oil.

The Biofuels Certificate Program is designed to build competency in the process of converting renewable energy crops into fuel. The program reviews the global drive for biofuel exploratory research and commercialization, conventional and emerging energy crop (biomass) options, conversion processes, and outlook for the future.

The Biofuels Certificate Program is composed of the following four courses:

Biofuels- An Introduction

This course provide students with an overview of conventional biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), the process from biomass feedstock to finished product, and energy potential. The course reviews corn, sugarcane, and oils that can be pretreated and converted into biofuel.

Biofuels- Cellulose Ethanol

This course provide students with an overview of the cellulose ethanol production process from biomass feedstock to finished product. The course reviews cellulose based biomass that can be pretreated and converted into biofuel. We also explore crop availability and pricing, fuel potential, case studies, and outlook for both food-grade and non food-grade crops.

Biofuels- Algae

This course provides an overview of algal production technology and the main processes, such as thermochemical, chemical and biochemical conversion of microalgae becoming energy, that results in the production of bio-oil, biodiesel, and ethanol, methane and hydrogen, respectively. This course also reviews leading research companies and government agencies that are funding efforts to reduce capital and operating costs and make algae fuel production commercially viable.

Biomass Pretreatment Technologies

A primary technological challenge in converting lignocellulosic biomass into fuel is overcoming the recalcitrance of its matrix to enzymatic hydrolysis. This course provides a comprehensive overview of conventional and emerging pretreatment technologies, their effectiveness, models for prediction, scale-up opportunities, economics, and outlook for the future.

Course location

Technology Ed

Technology Ed is a leading provider of instructor-led online courses in science, engineering, and technology management. Our courses are delivered through a distance learning platform that allows students the opportunity to study at their own pace and receive continuing education credits.

Tech Ed occupies a niche area by focusing on emerging, research-oriented areas such as materials development, nanotechnology, and biomedical applications. Our goal is to equip students with the tools needed to compete globally and deliver new products to the marketplace.

Tech Ed courses are offered as a professional development, continuing education unit (CEUs), along with a certificate. The course material is delivered globally over our web-based platform. This technology infrastructure encompasses a Learning Management System that allows instructors to author their content, host the lecture material, facilitate instruction, and effectively interact with students remotely. This concept has been proven to be easy and successful, and to offer students the flexibility and convenience of learning from any location, and at their own pace.

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